10 cosmetic recipes that you can make yourself

As the classic wrote: "youth - tearing goods." And true beauty is the result of constant self-care. Advertising offers all new and new tools that promise you a wonderful skin, hair and nails. Only very often there is no need to overpay. Here are 10 tools that will cost you a penny and will be able to replace expensive cosmetics.

Sugar scrub

For the basic composition will need:

  • Sugar;
  • vegetable oil;
  • essential oils for smell

Sugar - very delicately cleans the skin of dead cells. You can even use it on its own by diluting with liquid soap or shower gel. But for long-term storage, it is better to prepare the composition of sugar and unrefined vegetable oil. It is best suited rich in minerals and vitamins olive. But you can take rapeseed, corn or even sunflower.If the smell of butter seems too active, add a cocoa scrub or sleeping coffee. The latter must be thoroughly dried so that the sugar does not get wet. Essential oils help keep the mixture longer, give it a pleasant smell. Orange oil, among other things, tones the skin.

Oatmeal Face Mask

For the basic composition will need:

  • Oat flakes;
  • boiling water

There are many recipes for masks based on oatmeal. But even the simplest composition with regular use can literally transform your skin. Masks are suitable for any type of skin, they will dry up acne, moisturize the skin and enrich it with nutrients. You have enough one teaspoon of cereal. Pound them and pour boiling water over it. In the mixture, you can add essential oils of lavender or tea tree, which fight against pimples.

Activated carbon and wax mascara

You will need:

  • Beeswax (a quarter of a teaspoon);
  • a pack of activated carbon;
  • almond oil

Pound the activated carbon with two spoons and place in a glass dish. Melt beeswax in a water bath. Mix it with charcoal and add half a teaspoon of almond oil. This mascara hardens well.If you plan to keep it for a long time, add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil for better preservation. Almond butter will make eyelashes thicker and longer.

Aloe Eye Gel

You will need:

  • Aloe leaves

This tool is not as easy to prepare, and not as convenient to use as regular eye gel. But it very well moisturizes the skin and smoothes wrinkles. It is important to use the right plant: only one who is at least three years old will do. To get all the necessary substances, you need to activate the leaves. To do this, they are wrapped in a newspaper and stored in the refrigerator for three weeks. After they remove all the spoiled shoots (there will be few of them), and grind the aloe into a homogeneous mass. It is very convenient to store it in the freezer, spill in ice tins. Fresh leaves can also be used, but they have a less pronounced effect on the skin.

Lip balm

You will need:

  • a teaspoon of beeswax;
  • a teaspoon of calendula oil;
  • a teaspoon of apricot kernel oil;
  • 3-5 drops of essential oil of orange

The wax should be melted in a water bath. Oils are introduced in the process of constant mixing (preferably with a wooden stick).Essential oil is poured in when the mass has cooled slightly. Prepack balm in jars or fill tubes of lipstick. You can supplement the composition of your shine with vitamins A and E, bought at the pharmacy.

Face tonic

You will need:

  • glass of water;
  • a teaspoon of apple cider vinegar

The main task of the tonic is to clean the skin and increase its tone. After deep cleansing or scrubbing, it is necessary to promote closure of the pores. Dissolve a spoonful of vinegar in a glass of water (apple contains more nutrients). Wipe the skin with this composition twice a day.

Hair growth mask

Use to activate hair growth and against their loss of pepper tincture. You can buy it in a pharmacy, or make yourself a pod of red vodka or spirits. Keep the tincture for two weeks in a dark place. This tincture should be mixed with burdock or castor oil (you can mix them) in equal proportions and apply to the very roots of the hair. You need to hold from 15 minutes to an hour, depending on the sensation on the hair. Do not apply the composition to the ends of the hair - it will dry them. Wash your hair at least twice (more),as burdock oil creates a stable layer of fat on the hair.

Nail oil

You will need:

  • Almond oil;
  • olive oil;
  • lavender essential oil;
  • bergamot essential oil;
  • lemon essential oil;
  • vitamins A and E

Mix 25 grams of olive and almond oil, add 10 drops of essential oils and a few capsules of vitamin formulations. Apply the mixture on the nails with a brush 1-2 times a day. Lemon and bergamot whiten nails, oils will nourish them and prevent fragility.

Gel for eyebrows

You will need:

  • half a teaspoon of dry gelatin;
  • water;
  • tube of mascara or eyebrow gel

Dilute the gelatin according to the instructions with water and strain. It is necessary to make a rather dense composition. Add 5-10 drops of lavender oil and fill with a clean tube. To wash up the remnants of the carcass or old gel, do not forget to get a limiter.

Bath bombs

You will need:

  • 300 grams of baking soda;
  • 150 grams of citric acid;
  • essential oils;
  • tablespoon of vegetable oil (any);

In a clean dry bowl, mix soda and citric acid. Do not allow water to enter the mixture, otherwise the reaction will begin early.Add oil (vegetable or cosmetic) and ether mixture. It is better not to use citrus essential oils so that they do not react with soda. Use any molds. Optionally, you can add dyes and flower petals. Keep bombs in cling film so that the essential oils do not evaporate.

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